Goodwill offers education, training and employment to persons with disabilities. From competitive supported employment to short term, work-ready programs, are designed to meet the needs of individuals at various stages of life and with diverse occupational goals.
Facility and community based training services occur Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Community Integrated Employment supports occur as necessary contingent upon the needs of the person served.
Soft skills and character building
Identifying interests, skills and learning styles
Mechanics of social interaction
Understanding work culture
Adapting alternate choices for behaviors
Self-advocacy and accessing community resources
Self and time management skills
Job search activities
Work-based learning experiences
PREP | Pre-Readiness Employment Program
Senior high school students are able to participate in school and community-based services related to pre-employment transition services. This consists of job exploration, assessment, skill development, training and instruction in self-advocacy.
Staff will collaborate with and assess participants to create an individualized employment plan, establish case management and support services. This is a time-limited, intensive training program, which assist individuals in developing or reestablishing skills, attitudes, interpersonal skills, work behaviors, and functional capacities to help them move toward in life and/or achieve employment.
for individuals with Autism
Vocational training and job placement will allow individuals with Autism the opportunity to identify their strengths, learn new skills, and prepare to be productive in the workforce and/or in their communities.
DREAMS | Deaf Readiness to Employment and Achieving Maximum Success
for individuals that are Deaf
Services are provided in American Sign Language with a strong emphasis on Deaf culture. Participants have defined vocational goals and work with staff to monitor progress toward goals through the creation of individualized employment plans. Goodwill develops individual skills using research-based curricula, assessment tools, project management and workplace activities.
This is paid work in a community-integrated work setting. It provides on-going support services for persons with significant disabilities and for whom competitive employment has not traditionally been successful.
Direct Placement Services
Placement directly into competitive employment for qualified clients that require a minimal level of support.
Job seekers with a documented disability are eligible. Individuals are referred through state agencies, including:
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Division of Services for the Blind
DHS Division of Developmental Disability Services